Randy Ruth is a historic masonry conservator based in Ithaca, NY. Holding a degree from Thaddeus Steven College of Technology in Masonry Construction Technology, he has spent his time expanding his education in the fields of materials science, geology and conservation.
Collaborating with with industry leaders from around the world he has gained unique insight and experience in the science of masonry and the variety of materials used throughout the ages. It is his personal mission to best understand the materials that bind the built environment and cultural heritage to appropriately conserve them for future generations.
Photo: Sean K. Maxwell